The ID Wrist Band Your loved one with Dementia may Need Today
Sometimes they’re found a few streets away. Sometimes they are never found. And sometimes, unfortunately, they are found where they’ve wandered too far in the freezing cold or dark of night and lost their life.
When a loved one with dementia walks away from their home they only intend to go for a short walk. But for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia of any kind, the territory can become unfamiliar and confusing as soon as they leave their own front yard.
There are many tools to help with “wandering;” including Cell Phones and Tennis Shoes with GPS, necklaces and bracelets with ID’s built into USB cards. The biggest problem is that all of these devices can be removed from the person who needs them most.
Some of the newer devices may give us a false sense of security. But if it can be removed easily by the elderly person, there is nothing to stop them from doing so. A person with dementia can forget why he/she would need an identification tool.
A few things the ID for your loved one may need
- Is it comfortable, so they have no need to remove it.
- Does the bracelet or necklace contain enough information so that anyone can contact you.
- Newer wrist bands will hold a small memory card. This can be a necessity if your loved one needs instructions for special medical care.
Below are a few of the handy Medical ID Bracelets and Necklaces available today